lying in wait

adjective
ly·​ing in wait

Legal Definition of lying in wait

: holding oneself in a concealed position to watch and wait for a victim for the purpose of making an unexpected attack and murdering or inflicting bodily injury on the victim

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“Lying in wait.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/lying%20in%20wait. Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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